We are thrilled to announce that in 2023, the Brain and Body Foundation, in collaboration with Embrace Kids and Tackle Sickle Cell, led by the McCourty twins – Jason and Devin (both NFL players) have kicked off the project SCD Nigeria campaign with the goal of providing Citamil supplements (a combination of vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D3) monthly to 2000 children living with sickle cell disease for an entire year.
This is part of our sickle cell disease endgame, which aims to reduce the death rate of children under the age of five with SCD from 75% to less than 10% by 2025. The 25,000 bottles of Citamil have arrived and we have started distributing them to our collaborators for their beneficiaries here in Nigeria.
BBF KARU COMMUNITY CENTRE, ABUJA
Project Status Report: CITAMIL has been distributed to 82 people so far at the BBF Karu Community Centre in Nasarawa, Nigeria.
On 8th April 2023, Brain and Body Foundation with the support of our sponsors, Embrace Kids and Tackle Sickle Cell organized a sickle cell community outreach in Karu, Nasarawa state, Nigeria, a local government area just outside the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The BBF Team at the sickle cell community outreach in Karu, Nasarawa state, with some of the recipients of CITAMIL
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BBF beneficiary, Nahat Asama, a 12-year-old girl with sickle cell disease holding a bottle of CITAMIL
ARRIVAL OF 25,000 BOTTLES OF CITAMIL FOR 2,000 KIDS ON 21ST DECEMBER 2022Sponsored by Embrace Kids Foundation and Tackle Sickle Cell